March 1, 2016 at 12:51PM
Lens recommendation for A7Sii
I know similar questions have been asked but as I couldn't find the exact answer here goes...
I am about to purchase a Sony A7Sii and am not invested in glass. I shoot mostly corporate gigs (interview & b roll) and just need a camera that works for 90% of my stuff. I definitely want to take advantage of IBIS as I shoot handheld b-roll often.
I want a 24-70 lens that I'll rarely have to take off as that covers most of my shooting needs. (I am coming from C100 shooting where a 17-55 was always on the camera and... I can't keep the C100 as it was mine to use as I shot an ongoing TV show... and now production has wrapped therefore I'm buying a new camera and don't really need the FS5 because my clients don't care and I like the ff look a little better you're welcome for the run-on sentence.)
I'm not big on Sony glass as it's pricey, focus by wire and will drop in resale value... because, well... sony. I'm looking at a used Canon 24-70 2.8 l (version 1) as it's relatively cheap (if $1000 buck is cheap), to pair with metabones adapter. Other options include Sigma, Tokina or the newer Canon 24-70 mk ii.
Trying to find recommendations for this setup, but haven't seen much footage or reviews on the combo.
So finally, to the questions. What are your experiences/recommendations. Any gotchas with the IBIS and metabones adapter? Anything you prefer?